Elon Law’s distinctive Preceptor Program evolved in 2020 to better meet the needs of students in our 2.5-year program and to create new opportunities to connect students with practicing attorneys during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New in 2020 are Practice Area Panels hosted by the Office of Career & Student Development. The Office will host virtual programs for attorneys, many of them past Preceptors, to meet with smaller groups of students who share common professional interests. These panels will be hosted at least twice each trimester.
Elon Law believes these interactions with attorneys, in addition to those students pursue on their own through informational interviews and other career development efforts, will lead more naturally to mentoring relationships.
Elon Law also is in the process of building affinity groups that serve as a network of practicing attorneys who share identities and lived experiences with our students.
Attorney mentors at Elon Law have represented a broad cross-section of the legal community, including legal professionals from the following firms and institutions:
- Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
- Carruthers & Roth, P.A.
- Duncan Law, LLP
- Federal Public Defender, Middle District of N.C.
- Gabriel, Berry & Weston, LLP
- Guilford County Public Defender
- Higgins Benjamin, PLLC
- Johnson Peddrick & McDonald PLLC
- Legal Aid of North Carolina Greensboro
- Law Firm Carolinas
- Rossabi Law Partners
- Schell Bray, PLLC
- Teague, Rotenstreich, Stanaland, Fox & Holt, PLLC
- Reynolds American Inc.
- Fox Rothschild, LLP (formerly Smith Moore Leatherwood)
- Tuggle Duggins Attorneys at Law
- Volvo, Inc.
- Ward Black Law
- Womble Bond Dickinson, LLP